The proposed alliance between the two national flag carriers and Star Alliance partners would see Air China operate a new direct Beijing-Auckland service, in addition to Air New Zealand continuing its existing Shanghai-Auckland service.

Azul will begin daily non-stop service with A330-200s between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Viracopos/Campinas International Airport near São Paulo on December 2. It will then launch daily Orlando-Campinas service on December 15.

In addition to its 50-aircraft order of November 20 and its order for 10 A330-300s from September 2013, Delta also has 45 Airbus A321s on firm order, bringing its total Airbus backlog to 105 aircraft.